A sewage ejector pump is responsible for the water that seeps out of a sink or shower into a sewer line or storm drain. They work much the same as a sump pump. A sewage pump deals more with excessive water in the pipes and surrounding areas, to prevent and control flooding in basements and other underground water features. This type of pump is used in conjunction with a sewage main or sewer line in order to ensure proper drainage and proper function of that system.
The actual sewage from the toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers at most homes is stored in a series of pipes and drains, either by gravity or by a system of pumps powered by a motor. These drains are connected to a sewage pump, which in turn is connected to a sewer outlet. The excess liquid from these areas can be pumped into a storage tank and then sent out through the sewer outlet.
Sewage from a toilet is held in a large sump pump. While this sump pump functions properly, it is important to have a sump in case of an emergency. An improperly functioning sewer pump is just as dangerous to your family and your home as a leaking sewer system is. You don’t want to end up having to replace a sump pump when you may be able to fix the problems yourself. If you suspect that there is damage to your sump pump or that the flow is too slow, you should call a professional plumber to come and take a look.
Sewer pumps can also be referred to as ‘drain pumps.’ They help to keep the drain pipes filled and working at their optimal capacity. They prevent clogs from forming when water is put to waste in them. This ensures that the water will not overflow back into the drains. When sewage flows through the pipes, the pressure caused by the water causes the water to expand or rise to the top of the pipes, which causes the pipes to swell and to form a solid block. In some cases the pipe may break, allowing water to leak out into the drains, but the majority of times it stays contained within the pipe until it is manually removed.
A sewer pump works like a sump pump in that it forces the sewage out into a collection tank that contains a collection of tubes. In the tank, water is allowed to boil, which kills any bacteria and cysts, as well as other debris that may be present in the sewage. If all bacteria are killed, the water will then flow down the collection tube into a collection tank that is connected to a drainage line in the sewer line. The drain line will remove any water that was retained within the pipe by the heat in the tank. This will result in a clean and healthy sewer drain and a drain that are clear of sediment and other things that could block the drain. If not treated properly, a dirty drain can also lead to disease.
Cleaning and repairing your drain lines is essential for your home’s health. In most cases, a sewage ejector pump will be the only thing necessary to keep your drain clean and working properly.